Sunday, July 25, 2010

Booroi at the Beach!

My Little Pirate Booty! :P
Warning: Do not use a Gdiaper insert as a "swim diaper".  They are much too absorbent! LOL I should have stuck with the thin Gerber prefold I was going to use.  I was so not aware a disposable Gdiaper insert could hold the amount of liquid it contained! My daughter was in and out of the water, never really going in further than mid-thigh.  

When I took off the Booroi cover, the Gdiaper liner literally FILLED the inside of the Booroi.  That little pad is AMAZING! SAP was EVERYWHERE but luckily, nothing stuck to her! I thought it would be fun to use the Booroi with the "pirate-like" striping at the beach.  It was adorable.  I think next time I will either use the Booroi with nothing or with a thin Gerber prefold tucked in. That seems like it would be easier to clean up the mess LOL!


Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Dip in the Woods!

The brave Xavier
Today I took my kids to a place I haven't been to since I was about 7 years old.  The beach at Lincoln Woods. I don't remember the place being so nice.  I believe my brother was a park ranger there when I was a kid so, my sister-in-law (well, she was my brother's girlfriend at the time) use to take me and my sister there a lot.  I think I remember going with my parents too for picnics and cook-outs.  They have some camp sites that surround a large lake.  

The kids loved it.  We met up with a friend and her son.  They played in the sand, made mud puddles near the shore and tried to get buckets of water to form rivers to the water.  It was such a blast, my son asked if we could go back again tomorrow! LOL! I'm sure we will be going there much more during the rest of the summer because well, after all, the price is right. Free! 

We took along a small lunch to eat on the beach and watched as some seagulls and ducks attempted to steal the sandwiches right out of another families lunch pack.  Smart little creatures.  How they knew that container had food in it is beyond me.  But, that crazy seagull went right for the wrapped up sandwich!

Addy digging in the sand
The best part about the beach is SHADE! Can you believe it? A fun beach with tree shade right next to the shore.  I am not a sun person and rather detest sitting out on the beach in the sun.  It makes me rather cranky. This place, wonderful! We sat in the shade almost the entire time.  Addy was able to dig in the sand without being exposed to direct sunlight and it also made a perfect place for a picnic lunch! We will surely be back there again VERY soon!


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Flat Fold Diapers Re-purposed!

A while back I purchased some flat fold diapers.  I think it was a 12 pack from Target.  The Gerber type.  I thought they would be great to use in the Gdiaper liners since they fold and did not appear bulky.  I was wrong.  They were way to small to fit in the liners so, they sat in my diaper draws waiting for a purpose.  I found one! Cloth "paper" towels.  These little suckers are perfect for it.  They are a large enough size to use to wipe hands after washing.  They are also great for spills, large or small, because they are so super absorbent. I even use them to wipe the dishes when I have a small bit that was sitting in the sink.  AMAZING! I actually re-purposed/re-cycled them. I don't feel too bad about the purchase now and have thought maybe I should go out and get some more.  I think tow more twelve packs would be the perfect amount in this house AND I just through them in the diaper pail to wash with the diapers since I want them to maintain their absorbency!  Ahhh, do you think Gerber should be marketing there crappy diapers as something else??? LOL


Saturday, July 17, 2010

14 Rules to Live By!!

I came across this list while searching the internet.  The list was created by Charles J. Skye and in it he listed  the 14 things children/young adults DID NOT and WILL NOT learn in school. They are great rules to live by.


Monday, July 12, 2010

Want to Win a DATE NIGHT?

If you're anything like my husband and I, you have NOT had a date night in a long time. For me, it's been almost 18 years.  Not that I have never been out with my husband but never as a DATE. We go out for dinner just about every Saturday and have since we got married but, I wouldn't consider them dates.  

Happily Domestic is doing a wonderful giveaway right now.  It ends when her blog reaches 1,000 public followers.  To be entered into the drawing, head over to the Happily Domestic blog and become a public follower. Then, leave a message on her post. Le her you are a public follower and your email address! That's all and you will be entered into the drawing for a $50 Date Night package that will include:

  • $20 gift card to Regal Cinemas and 
  • $30 gift card to the restaurant of the winner's choice from the list on her post
So, you want in on it don't you? Well CLICK HERE and remember to become a public follower of Happily Domestic and leave a message on the post you are directed to.  

(PS: She was on 756 followers as of this post. Almost there!)


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Our 4th of July Fluff...

Wondering what FLUFF we are using for the Fouth of July this year? We have themed Addy's diapers to match her adorable Fourth dress! I'll be using Red, White and Blue.  I've packed a RED Softbum, WHITE Econobum and BumGenius AIO and a navy BLUE Apple Cheeks!  Each of them will be used as a cover over some awesome unbleached Indian pre-folds and a couple of Gerber Star print pre-folds (doubled up). I prefer using pre-folds since I completely DETEST microfiber! I can't seem to get the smell out of them no matter what I do or how long I Rock-A-Soak! I've tried every single thing that I suggested to other Mommas (all of which have worked for them) and nothing has worked for me so, I give up on microfiber!

Now I'm curious, what does (or did) your Fluff Stash consist of for the Fourth of July? Did you match them to your little one's outfit? Did you go with an old faithful? Did you try something new? Did you use red, white and blue?


Saturday, July 3, 2010

My Baby is Turning 2!

Here is the invitation my DH made for her party. I think it came out cute.  I was only annoyed that the colors were pink and purple. I wanted red and white dots, black and yellow accents.  Unfortunately, everything party themed is pink and purples. So, I guess we'll go with it! What do you think? Cute?


NOW Pampers is trying to "Imitate" Cloth Diaper Adorableness...

I found this article while searching around the internet today:

Pampers & Cynthia Rowley Partner on the First 'Designed' Diaper

I especially "love" this statement from the "designer":

"As a mom, I wanted other moms and dads to have more options in every part of their lives -- even diapers," said Rowley. "It's the first piece of clothing your baby will ever wear, and it should be special."

Again I REPEAT, "It's the first piece of CLOTHING your baby will ever wear..."

Since when has plastic and disposable CLOTHING become acceptable? I mean really, I don't wear disposable underwear. Do you? I don't toss my clothing in the trash once it is soiled with dirt, food or sweat. Do you? We even wash our baby bibs, right? Baby bibs that are also covered in bodily functions.  Vomit, spit up, half masticated food, drool and sometimes "snot"! Why is washing a diaper so different?  As the designer stated, "First piece of clothing".  Hmmmm, just a little more ammunition for my cloth diapering Mommy friends to use.  Even the designer is stating that diapers are clothing... cloth - ing!